xsdb does XML, SQL is dead as disco :) (oops)

aaronwmail-usenet at yahoo.com aaronwmail-usenet at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 14 03:37:35 CET 2004


Some people pointed out that bighunks of my HUGE
ZIP file contained junk that could be regenerated.
Thanks!  It's now much smaller.  Sorry for the
screw up.  -- Aaron Watters

I wrote:
>  xsdb does XML, SQL is dead as disco :)
>
>The xsdbXML framework provides a
>flexible and well defined infrastructure to
>allow tabular data to be published, retrieved,
>and combined over the Internet.
>
>It's a little bit like the daughter of the
>Gadfly SQL engine in the buff,
>on steroids.  This is a major departure from
>the previous releases of xsdb.
>
>Please read about it and download it from
>    http://xsdb.sourceforge.net
>
>Note that the download is over 90%
>documentation and example data files --
>the software itself is small.
>
>The xsdb framework makes all of
>the following assertions true.
>
>Database queries over web distributed data:
>  Databases may be broken up into multiple
>  files or servers on multiple machines
>  and queried as a single resource.
>Simple Publication:
>  Publishing a queriable collection of data
>  (a context) can be as simple as
>  placing an XML document on a web server.
>Sophisticated Publication:
>  Large and complex databases may
>  also be published using server software
>  which provides indexing and other optimizations.
>Heterogeneity:
>  Published data collections may be built
>  using parts of remotely defined data collections.
>External Data:
>  A data context may make reference
>  to another arbitrary web object.
>Open formats and definitions:
>  Databases may be constructed and
>  queried using standard formats and standard
>  web protocols using any programming language
>  in any computational environment.
>Simple formats
>  The content of a database or query may be
>  expressed in a manner which is easy
>  to parse and interpret (both for human readers
>  and for computer programs). Data,
>  queries and query responses are represented
>  using the same language of expressions.
>Clear definition
>  The meaning of database entries and queries
>  are defined using simple mathematical
>  definitions. 
 >
 > ====
 > There ain't no sanity clause




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